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How to carry my money whilst in Australia?

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1. Posted by Hobbsie (Budding Member 19 posts) 10y

I will be taking two debit cards with me, each with equal amounts of spending money on so that if one is lost, I still have some money on the other one until I get my new card!

Is this a good way of doing it?

Are there any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance, Tom.

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

I would of thought this is an excellent idea as long as you have checked with your bank(s) that they do not charge for taking money out of your accounts.

Heather

3. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 10y

GET YOURSELF A NATIONWIDE FLEX ACCOUNT...THEY DON'T CHARGE ANYTHING TO WITHDRAW MONEY ABROAD....AND THERE CARDS A VISA CARD.

4. Posted by riff1989 (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

how long does it take to get a new card sent out to you if I were to lose it in japan?

5. Posted by Hobbsie (Budding Member 19 posts) 10y

I am taking my Flex Account, and then I will be getting a traveller account from citibank, which I presume is free considering they are an Australian Company?!? Thanks.

6. Posted by pmoylan (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

Can someone elaborate on the concept of a "flex account" please. How does it work? How do you go about establishing the account? Can it be used anywhere at anytime? Thanks in advance.

Pat

7. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Pat

Nationwide a UK bank have an account the FLEX ACCOUNT - a current account which with its debit card gives you the flexibility of withdrawing your cash anywhere around the world, commission free. So no need to carry cash, T/Chqs or use a credit card.

I notice from your username you are in the States lm not sure that you would be able to set up a flex account because you are not resident in the UK but lm also sure that some of the big US banks will provide something similar.

Hope this helps.

Heather